Mapping the Diagnostics Landscape
A UKADC Workshop for System Partners

April 3rd 2019, The Wellcome Collection, London


This workshop, part of a series ran by the UKADC, was facilitated to support the governments ambition to embed point of care diagnostics in clinical decision making as part of the UK response to the global challenge of AMR. The UK’s AMR five year national action plan 2019-2024, highlights that any effort to tackle AMR must include a focus on improving the development of, and access to, good quality old and new antimicrobials, vaccines diagnostics and infection prevention and control products, as well as promoting alternatives to antibiotics.

Key findings from the day:

  • Lack of leadership at a national level is clear

  • Progress reliant on investment into the use of Diagnostics

  • Delegates pointed to NICE as being the key leader in this sector

  • Delegates pointed to a lack of education amongst the public on the benefit of diagnostics

  • No “One size fits all approach” available

  • Regional led evidence is not providing a national opportunity to scale diagnostics usage for AMR

*Please note this workshop has now been completed, you can download the slides below. The Illustration of the day can be viewed below


Supported by: